Toccata 1 update and my ornaments

I’m continuing to make a lot of progress on Toccata 1! I have about 13 more motifs until I can’t do more without my thread order. One motif is all Queen stitch so that will take a whole stitching session but otherwise I’ve been doing about 5 motifs a day so I should arrive at …

A bit of everything

Finally! I am ready to post the work I’ve been doing lately! I’ve been stitching on lots of little things! I finished my submission for the Ornies SAL. I chose A Star, A Star by The Sunflower Seed from the 2007 issue of Just Cross Stitch Ornaments. I really like how it came out! I …

My FFOs So Far 2019-Random Thoughts Done!

Well, I am LATE with this posting but it’s a good long one! Rachel at Ten Hour Stitcher has created a wonderful new SAL to encourage FFOs this year! Posts are supposed to be up by the 10th of the month, but I needed a little extra time for various reasons! Nonetheless, this is an …

Bunch o’ Small Starts

Not content to work on just one small, I have 5 going right now: Balthazar from Mill Hill: “In the Sweet” by La D Da, a tribute to my Grandma who passed in January: Leaping Cat by La D Da (which you’ve already seen): English Sampler Pillow by Guilia Antichi Punti: (And guess what? Emboldened …

December Smalls SAL Check-In

This has been such a fun and motivating SAL this year! Thank you so much, Heather, for offering us something that resulted in so much work done! I feel like I really accomplished a lot! Without further ado, here is my last small for the year, Little House Needlework’s Quaker Birds ornament, in which I …

November Smalls SAL Check in

(updating to comment that this is my November Smalls SAL entry over at Stitching Lotus!) Well, you know I just love my Mill Hill ornament kits! And I finished off the two I had showed you last time. Thank goodness for tinier needles! I got that beading done much better! Here’s “Ye Old Santa” And …

When all else fails…

Follow the directions! I wasted a huge amount of time yesterday trying to improve a process that would have worked great if I had just trusted it a bit more from the beginning. I prefer to sew things up with the machine because I feel like it is so much neater and more secure. But …